Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Time to Go Fishin’

Fishing in a stream in Vermont. Tim McCabe, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

George Harvey

We have over ninety species of fish in the Northeast, and many of them are abundant, fun to catch, and tasty. With climate change and pollution, we have some cautionary notes, but the opportunities abound for sport fishing […]

New Green Initiatives at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

View of Squam Lake at the summit of Mt. Fayal from one of the hiking trails at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Image: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

George Harvey

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is not quite a simple wildlife or nature preserve. It is accredited as […]

Climate Change 2017

What Must Be Done

Dr. James Hansen is considered by many to be the father of climate change awareness. Photo: Flickr

By Dr. James Hansen, 11 January 2017

I do few interviews because of the time required and my difficulty in making things clear orally. The Rolling Stone interview by […]

Solar and Wind Blow Gas Away

Wind turbines. Credit: D. O’Keefe, Michigan Sea Grant. CC BY-SA 2.0

By George Harvey

The declining costs of solar photovoltaics (PVs) and wind turbines have had effects on the entire energy market. These are clear in data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The FERC says that in the first quarter […]

It Mows, You Don’t

This lawn was a former cow pasture. No fertilizers, no seeding, and no ammendments, except the mowing. The owners have stopped mowing the lawn – and let this robot mower keep it looking like a golf course. Photo: N. R. Mallery

By N.R. Mallery

According to the EPA, gas-powered mowers produce […]

Transforming the Building Sector with Energy-Positive Homes

Rendering of the 85 homes at the Summit Oaks development at Village Hill in Northampton, MA. Photos courtesy of Transformations, Inc.

By R. Carter Scott

Buildings account for about 42% of the carbon emissions in the United States. The transportation sector uses another 25%. Why not use the building sector to […]

We Will Win the Climate War!

We Will Win the Climate War!

By George Harvey

While the bad climate news looks bad, the good news is stunningly good.

It is clear that economics now favor renewable power strongly. Many people expected the sharp reduction in fossil fuel prices to undermine renewable power, but that did not happen. […]

Disturbing News of 1.5°

By George Harvey

According to NASA, it is official: 2015 was the hottest year in the 136 years records have been kept. In achieving that goal, it blew away the record set in 2014, which beat a record set in 2010, which topped a record set in 2005, which beat the record set […]

A Net-Zero Solar Challenge at Walden Pond

“I found myself in a schoolroom where I could not fail to see and hear things worth seeing and hearing.” Henry David Thoreau, speaking of being in nature.

Rendering of the Walden Pond Visitors’ Center. Photo courtesy of Maryann Thompson Architects

By Emma Rumple

There was a time when people in […]

To Buy or Lease A Solar System?

Net Zero Home in Greenfield, MA. Courtesy of Spartan Giordano

By George Harvey

There are reasons to support each side on the question of buying versus leasing solar systems. Different people have very different points of view.

There is a temptation for many people to lease simply because it is […]